Education and Awareness Executive Northern Ireland
Salary: £20,081.25 per annum plus £2,625 car allowance (based on 40.5 working weeks plus annual leave)
Location: Northern Ireland
Contract type: Permanent, Full time
Hours: 35 hours per week, Term time only (40.5 weeks per year)
About the role
We are looking for a motivated individual who can engage with young people to raise awareness of the issues surrounding cancer. This is a home-based role with regional travel across Northern Ireland. You’ll work closely with education establishments across the region delivering presentations, providing information and raising awareness about cancer as well as promoting the core work of the charity.
You’ll be enthusiastic about educating young people and able to engage and connect with them. You’ll be a confident speaker able to manage your own diary and time but also be comfortable working closely with the wider education and awareness team. We will provide training in all pertinent areas, but a passion for raising awareness about cancer amongst young people is a must!
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Closing Date: 17th August 2017 (midday)
First Interview: 29st August 2017
Second Interview: 5th September 2017
Job Title: Education and Awareness Executive – Northern Ireland
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week – Term Time only (40.5 weeks per year)
Dept and Location: Education and Awareness, Home-based
Line Manager: Education and Awareness Manager
Main Purpose of Job
To engage and support schools within Northern Ireland with the aim of increasing and improving their student’s knowledge and awareness of the issues relating to young adult cancer among the teenage and young adult population.
Key Areas of Responsibility
Relationship Management and Development
To identify key educational contacts and create, manage and develop relationships with education establishments and networks.
Research, manage and motivate schools and educational networks, to engage with the education programme.
In partnership with the wider team, actively promote the education programme in your region.
To work together with internal customers e.g. funded hospital staff, Fundraising, Communications and Services, in the form of the Regional Team Network to ensure mutual understanding of each other’s roles and functions, minimise duplication and promote collaborative working.
To deliver presentations (usually single-handed) to large groups, as part of the education programme in schools.
To work on a one to one basis with young people, when requested to
To maintain regular contact with the Regional Education & Awareness Manager when travelling and working from home.
Update online outlook diary daily with work activities
To attend some of the larger events in which the Trust is involved and take the opportunity to generate useful new contacts.
To act as an ambassador for Teenage Cancer Trust
To maintain awareness of developments within the national curriculum to facilitate effective joint working with Education institutions
To use and adapt existing education presentations, following standard presentation guidance and working alongside your manager, to meet the needs of different audiences within educational networks.
Reporting, Review and Evaluation
To ensure working practices are aligned with the Teenage Cancer Trust organisational goals and objectives.
To provide the Regional Education & Awareness Manager with clear, concise and accurate reports as agreed.
To ensure that individual targets that have been set are achieved.
To ensure that CARE (the charity’s relationship database) is updated in a timely, accurate and appropriate way at all times.
To complete and participate in ‘on-the-job’ training to ensure that the highest possible standards are maintained in terms of both knowledge and skills.
To ensure that all mandatory training sessions are completed
Policy and Procedures
To ensure that all education activity complies with Teenage Cancer Trust policies and procedures and also the legislative requirements of the territory.
To work in a collaborative way, both with colleagues from across the charity but also within the sector.
To work in partnership with the fundraising team and other regional team members, in order to maximise fundraising opportunities.
Undertake any other duties that are commensurate with the post as requested by the manager.
Carry out the duties of post in accordance with the Trust’s policies and procedures on Health and Safety and take responsibility for ensuring personal health and safety.
Work flexibly, prioritise workload and work as part of a team.
Internally-all members of the regional education team and colleagues from across the charity including services, regional fundraising, direct marketing, volunteering, partnership fundraising, supporter care, finance, IT and communications.
Externally- key supporter groups, organisations and individuals. Relevant professional networks and membership bodies.
Disclosure and Barring Checks
This role has access to the CARE database which holds personal information about the people we support. In addition, this role will have direct access to children in a regulated provision. You will be attending schools more than 4 times in a 30-day period and this role is therefore subject to an enhanced DBS with barred list check.
Educated to A level or level 3 standard or equivalent.
Have undergone or prepared to undergo formal training in pertinent areas. i.e. TYA cancer.
Have experience working with young people.
Delivering presentations to large groups of young people.
The ability to relate to and “connect” with young people.
Exceptional oral presentation skills with the confidence to speak to a wide variety of audiences of all sizes.
Excellent written and communication skills with the power to inspire and motivate whilst also delivering clear, concise messages.
Excellent organisational skills, IT literate.
Self-motivated and able to prioritise and manage workload
Organised and adaptable
Able to work on their own initiative
Excellent communication skills
Able to prioritise own workload
Full driving licence and use of a car for business purposes
Able to provide a suitable work space within their own home
Knowledge of TYA cancers, their symptoms and treatments.
An understanding of and interest in the issues affecting teenagers and young adults with cancer.
Knowledge of how cancer risk can be reduced.